Does Beatrice ‘resent’ Kate?
LONDON: According to gossip doing the rounds, Beatrice, who is sixth in line of succession to the throne, feels “overshadowed” by Kate and has become “resentful” of the worldwide interest in her.
This febrile chatter has now been amplified by an Australian magazine, Woman’s Day, which has reported that “while Kate has been winning hearts around the world, Beatrice and her sister Eugenie have been relegated to attending garden parties and cutting ribbons”.
The magazine claims that Beatrice, 26, “complains to friends that Kate ‘gets the glamor jobs, the clothing allowance, the limos and the bodyguards, while I have to travel economy’”.
It says that Beatrice makes openly snide remarks about Kate and her sister Pippa, whom she describes as “vacuous” and “pushy”.
Beatrice, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is alleged to have called Kate “a commoner” and to have made withering comments about Kate’s determination to maintain a slim frame.
The report adds that Beatrice, whose most recent job has been as an intern at Sony Pictures in London, was scheduled to announce her engagement to her boyfriend of seven years Dave Clark but before she could go public Kate “hogged the limelight again” with the announcement of her second pregnancy.